Startups

Looking for a new Boulder-Denver StartupDigest curator

April 29, 2013

I’m looking for a replacement to curate the Boulder-Denver StartupDigest. If you’re actively involved with local startups and have interest, let me know and we can discuss. My startup, StatsMix, was recently acquired and I’ve decided I need to take some time off. After three consecutive startups and many years without a real vacation, it’s […]

Lean Startup Machine Boulder

May 23, 2012

Due to an extra busy schedule last week, I wasn’t quite able to attend most of the Boulder Startup Week events I wanted. But participating as a speaker and mentor at Boulder’s first Lean Startup Machine event on Saturday made up for it. Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees use customer development […]

What startups should strive for

April 15, 2011

Spot on summary from Lance Walley of Chargify on what a startup should strive for: We want to delight customers by giving them a great experience, from releasing improvements to answering phone calls & support tickets. But I want to do even better. I want customers to say, “Whoa, that is sexy! I never even […]

Boulder Edition of StartupDigest

December 13, 2010

One of the primary reasons I moved to Boulder was the amazing community of startups here. So I was really surprised Boulder didn’t have an active edition of StartupDigest. StartupDigest is a free curated email of the best startup events, what you need to read, and jobs at top startups in 57 cities and 6 […]

82% of employees aren’t passionate about their work

November 28, 2010

This is sad: According to the 2009 Deloitte Shift Index, 82% of people who are firm employed aren’t passionate about their work. via Rypple

The Difference Between Winners and Losers

June 13, 2010

From Steve Blank‘s Four Steps to the Epiphany: The difference between winners and losers is simple. Products developed with senior management out in front of customers early and often – win. Products handed off to a sales and marketing organization that has only been tangentially involved in the new Product Development process lose. It’s that […]

Study Shows Self-Employed Most Happy in Their Occupation

September 18, 2009

Two recent articles report that business owners and the self-employed are the most happy in their occupations. The results are from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll data. The findings, psychologists say, reflect the importance of being free to choose the work you do and how you do it, the way you manage your time, and […]

Lean Startup Dinner with Eric Ries

August 20, 2009

Last night I attended the Lean Startup Dinner with Eric Ries hosted by TechStars. If you’re not familiar, Eric writes the Lessons Learned blog and actively promotes ideas for running lean startups based on his experiences. I’m particularly fond of the minimum viable product (MVP) concept and have been using that from the beginning with […]

Lessons Learned from a Screencast Business

August 20, 2009

Geoffrey Grosenbach runs a company called PeepCode Screencasts that produces outstanding screencasts for learning a variety of programming topics mainly around Ruby on Rails. I’ve purchased a bunch of them and they’ve all been fantastic learning tools. Recently he posted a transcript of a presentation he gave on the lessons learned from three years of […]

How Do You Prefer Web Startups Communicate?

July 13, 2009

I’m in the process of launching a new product and with a clean slate I’ve started to re-examine all my processes. One communication aspect I feel the need to visit is how users of a service prefer to stay informed about developments and news. Specifically, I’m talking about new features and updates. While there are […]